Category: High School

[7/25/2017] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on July 25 to determine punishments for the following cases:

High School

Suspensions

福岡工(福岡)の監督
Fukuoka Kogyo (Fukuoka) manager
個人情報漏えい
Personal information leak
5月28日から6カ月
Six months beginning on May 28
球磨工(熊本)の監督
Kuma Kogyo (Kumamoto) manager
部外暴力
Violence (external)
6月23日から6カ月
Six months beginning on June 23
広島観音(広島)の監督
Hiroshima Kanon (Hiroshima) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
5月30日から3カ月
Three months beginning on May 30
広島観音(広島)の部長
Hiroshima Kanon (Hiroshima) director
報告遅れ
Delayed report
5月30日から3カ月
Three months beginning on May 30

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Source: Jiji 7/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 7/25/2017

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[7/21/2017] Koshien Stadium practices for Summer Koshien

The Japan High School Baseball Federation announced today that Koshien Stadium practices for the Summer Koshien will take place between August 1 and 4. Schools participating in the tournament will each have thirty minutes of practice time.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2017

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[7/5/2017] Thirty-six schools to participate in 2018 Spring Koshien

The Spring Koshien steering committee met in Osaka earlier today. They decided to increase the number of participating schools from thirty-two to thirty-six next year in celebration of the tournament’s ninetieth anniversary.

The breakdown of regions:

  • Hokkaido 1
  • Tohoku 3
  • Kanto/Tokyo 6
  • Tokai 3
  • Hokushinetsu 3
  • Kinki 6
  • Chugoku 3
  • Shikoku 3
  • Kyushu 4

Special brackets:

  • 21st Century 3
  • Jingu Tournament 1

Additional details, like the schedule, will be decided during a steering committee meeting in September.

Source: Daily Sports 7/5/2017, Nikkan Sports 7/5/2017, Sponichi 7/5/2017

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[7/3/2017] JHBF releases high school baseball population figures

The Japan High School Baseball Federation (JHBF) released this year’s figures for the high school baseball population in Japan.

  • Total high school hard baseball population: 161,573 (down from 167,635)
    • The hard baseball population dropped for the third year in a row after reaching a high of 170,312 in 2014.
  • Total member high schools: 3,989 (down from 4,014)
    • Member schools dropped under 4,000 for the first time since 1988. 
  • Five regions saw an increase in the population
    • largest increase: Tokushima +79
  • Forty-two regions saw a decrease in population
    • top three largest decreases: Chiba -474, Kanagawa -451, Tokyo -429
  • Total high school rubber baseball population: 9,303 (down from 9,561)

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/3/2017

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[6/20/2017] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on June 20 to determine punishments for the following cases:

High School

Game Suspensions

米子北(鳥取)
Yonago Kita (Tottori)
部員いじめ
Bullying
5月16日から7月14日まで
From May 16 until July 14

Suspensions

大崎中央(宮城)の監督
Osaki Chuo (Miyagi) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
4月1日から6カ月
Six months beginning on April 1
豊川(愛知)の副部長
Toyokawa (Aichi) vice director

Violence (internal)
5月13日から3カ月
Three months beginning on May 13
大島商船高専(山口)の部長兼監督
Oshima Shosen (Yamaguchi) director/manager
部外暴力、報告遅れ
Violence (external), delayed report
5月9日から4カ月
Four months beginning on May 9
三島(大阪)の責任教師兼監督
Mishima (Osaka) teacher in charge/manager
中学生練習参加規定違反
Practice violation
5月26日から6カ月
Six months beginning on May 26
大分西(大分)の部長
Oita Nishi (Oita) director
広告掲載違反
Adveritising violation
5月31日から3カ月
Three months beginning on May 31
自由ケ丘(兵庫)の部長
Jiyugaoka (Hyogo) director
部外暴力
Violence (external)
6月7日から3カ月
Three months beginning on June 7
流通経大柏(千葉)の監督
Ryutsu Keizai University Kashiwa (Chiba) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
5月31日から6カ月
Six months beginning on May 31

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Source: Jiji 6/20/2017

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[5/24/2017] AbemaTV to broadcast four Waseda Jitsugyo games

AbemaTV is planning to broadcast four Waseda Jitsugyo games in Aichi on June 3 and 4. That by itself is not entirely significant. What is, however, is the possibility that the Internet TV channel is able to broadcast the game in which Kotaro Kiyomiya blasts his 100th high school home run. Kiyomiya is currently sitting on ninety-five home runs and could reach the milestone during a four game set in Okinawa this coming weekend, but the Internet TV channel is hoping he hits number 100 in Aichi.

Source: Sponichi 5/24/2017

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[5/12/2017] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on May 12 to determine punishments for the following cases:

College

Suspensions

近大工専の監督
Kinki Daigaku Kogyo Senmon manager
飲酒運転
Driving under the influence
4月21日から1年間
One year beginning on April 21

High School

Game Suspensions

淀川工科高(大阪)
Yodogawa Koka (Osaka)
喫煙
Smoking
4月13日から7月7日まで
From April 13 until July 7

Suspensions

諫早(長崎)の監督
Isahaya (Nagasaki) manager
部内暴力
Violence
4月7日から3カ月
Three months beginning on April 7
羽黒(山形)の部長
Haguro (Yamagata) director
部内暴力
Violence
4月26日から3カ月
Three months beginning on April 26
松原(東京)の監督
Matsubara (Tokyo) manager
部内暴力
Violence
4月25日から1カ月
One month beginning on April 25
近大高専(三重)のコーチ
Kinki Daigaku Kogyo Koto Senmon (Mie) coach
飲酒運転同乗
Riding with someone driving under the influence
4月21日から1年間
One year beginning on April 21

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Source: Jiji 5/12/2017

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[4/27/2017] Kotaro Kiyomiya, Daiju Nomura hit two homers each in Waseda Jitsugyo victory

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
NichiDaiSan 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 0 0 0 17 15 0
Waseda Jitsugyo 2 0 2 0 2 0 5 2 4 0 0 1 18 21 2

The game ended at around 10:05pm and lasted 4h02m. Attendance was announced at 20,000. Closing ceremonies were canceled due to the time.

Waseda Jitsugyo won its ninth championship, first in thirty-five years.

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[4/27/2017] Norihiro Nakamura to coach high school baseball

Hamamatsu Kaiseikan announced on April 26 that they hired former Kintetsu Buffalo Norihiro Nakamura as a part-time coach for their high school team. He got the job because he is acquainted with the school’s baseball manager Kokoro Sano (they both started their professional careers after they were selected during the 1991 draft).

Nakamura earned his license to coach students last year in February. He will be coaching players on hitting and fielding one to two times a month.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/27/2017, Sanspo 4/27/2017

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[4/19/2017] Fifty-six high schools to participate in 100th Summer Koshien

The steering committee for the Summer Koshien met in Osaka today and decided that the 2018 Summer Koshien will feature a tournament-high fifty-six high schools as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. The decision will be approved during a board of directors meeting on April 26.

Regions that will have with an extra bracket (total two):

  • Saitama
  • Chiba
  • Kanagawa
  • Aichi
  • Osaka
  • Hyogo
  • Fukuoka

Source: Sponichi 4/19/2017

In other related news:

  • Brackets for this year’s Summer Koshien will be selected on August 4. The committee decided today that they will go back to setting the schedule for the first three rounds (instead of first two rounds) during initial bracket selections. The committee feels they can improve security assignments if schedules are set before the start of the tournament.
  • The 100th Summer Koshien will take place over seventeen days, beginning on August 5, 2018. Bracket selections will be made on August 2.
  • The deadline to decide whether or not to introduce tie-break rules to the Spring/Summer Koshien next year is late-November.

Source: Daily Sports 4/19/2017, Daily Sports 4/19/2017, Daily Sports 4/19/2017

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Hanshin 89 48 41 0
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Yomiuri 91 42 48 1
Chunichi 94 39 52 3
Yakult 92 32 58 2
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Rakuten 84 56 27 1
Softbank 91 59 32 0
Seibu 89 50 37 2
Orix 89 39 49 1
Nippon Ham 90 33 57 0
Lotte 89 29 59 1
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